Saturday, December 16, 2006


While visiting my local liquor store this morning, picking up some champagne for myself for Christmas Day, I chatted with the friendly guy there. Wishing him a Merry Christmas in case I didn't see him again before the event, I asked what he had planned for Christmas Day. Grumbling, and rightly so, he told me he had to work on Christmas Day at the hotel that runs the liquor store, serving those who will be enjoying their Christmas lunch at the pub.

It really annoys me that people, on this one day of the year, can't fend for themselves, and that they expect others to give up their day to serve them. I've been on that side of the fence either cooking or waiting on the hungry hordes sitting at tables with their plates piled high and silly paper hats on their heads. It used to anger me, too. The thought still angers me. I think it is very selfish of the public to demand others forego their families and loved ones so they, the public, don't have to lift a finger.

There, I've had my grouch for the day!


  1. Lee,

    Where do we draw the line though? Should nurses work Christmas? Police? Soldiers? Should service stations or public transport operate? Or plumbers?
    And what about people who don't do Christmas for whatever reason? Should they work? And if they do, why shouldn't they have services provided to them, as any other day?

    Oh, and btw, I deleted your comment at mine where you made a mistake, so you can out it back if you wish.

  2. No worries about the typo comment of mine, understood what I meant, anyway. My mind is locked in on the cricket...after yesterday's explosive play. What a day of cricket it was! I hope today goes our way, too!

    I is difficult over Christmas...but I just don't think it is necessary that people eat out on Christmas Day. Nurses, police, those in the services etc., sure...these are necessities...eating out is a luxury.

  3. Hi Lee,
    Our place stays open Christmas day too - just in case people have a problem with their pay-tv or internet or mobile phones - it happens. We work on volunteer basis though, they call for people who want to work and usually get enough so that the ones who don't want to work don't have to. It's the money of course, big bucks for working that day.